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Chapter 5 - Beaver, Bison, and Black Robes: Montana's Fur Trade, 1800 - 1860


Online textbook: Chapter 5 - (.pdf)

Worksheet 1: Smallpox and the Slaughter of the Bison - (.pdf)

Worksheet 2: Map Skills - (.pdf)

Learning from Historical Documents:

Broadside Announcing the Auction of Buffalo Robes, 1877

Interesting Links

Listen to Blackfeet educator Linda Juneau's perspective on the fur trade and the "holy war" over the beaver.


Canadian Cree, E. S. Paxson, 1905, Montana Historical Society Museum

For Educators